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I think I hate San Francisco.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by lefty, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I routinely walk between downtown and the wharf. Often between the wharf and the marina. Sometimes between the Richmond and the wharf. A good weekend walk from the wharf through Fort Mason, Crissy Field and the Presidio and ending with a movie at the Four Star or the Balboa can be nice. Walking from the wharf to the Zoo would be a bit much.

    And Filbert Street makes a nice shortcut to Polk, so long as I don't need to smell good.

    I live in a van down by the wharf.
     
  2. David Copeland

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    Really? Do you just move to a different parking spot, or have you found an area where you can just stay put?

    Sounds interesting.
     
  3. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Meanwhile, the Revolution starts Tomorrow.


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  4. UrbanComposition

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    A couple travelers (Union-speak for non-local workers) live in their vans in the Sunset. Gotta move your van by 10, though, or the cops'll come a'knockin'.
     
  5. gomestar

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    i was just out walking the dog, and a cab pulled up and 2 ladies with suitcases emerged. this was their conversation leading up to the brownstone:

    1: "so when are you going to come out to the city?"

    2: (inaudible mumble)

    1: "so when are you going to come out to the city?"

    2: "what do you mean?"

    1: "San Francisco!"

    2: "oh."




    (woman #1 was quite attractive, so i'm not sure if she actually meant San Francisco)
     
  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can't call SF "the City" when you're in New York. That's ridiculous.
     
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  7. gomestar

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    for some probably stupid reason, i don't like it when people call NYC "the city". Seems too Jersey-inspired informal.
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the SF examiner (RIP) used to call SF "The City"--always capital T, capital C, even in the middle of a sentence. No joke.
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's fine here, but it's clueless to refer to The City outside of the Bay Area and expect people to know you mean San Francisco.
     
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    Everyone that lives in Toronto calls it "The City." The ROC (rest of Canada) hate them.
     
  11. lefty

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    I imagine every suburb in the country refers to the nearest burg as "the city," but at least NYC is somewhat justified. "City" is its last name.

    lefty
     
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    Most of San Francisco is walkable, unless you're on the Hunter's Point of 3rd Street behind the ballpark or travel the route of the K line behind 19th Avenue. In those two neighborhodds, it's Michael Johnson sprints left and right unless you willing to get jacked.
     
  14. Hayward

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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If the author doesn't know any regular people in SF, it's his (her?) own damned fault.
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    isn't the point of moving to SF to get away from regular people?
     
  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I guess that depends on how you would define "regular", Manton.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm pretty regular. I think it's because I drink so much coffee.
     
  20. GusW

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    I believe it was columnist Herb Caen who promoted successfully for a few decades "The City" as we'll as "don't call it Frisco".
     

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